I think it’s safe to say the Vegas show surpassed
expectations, and sentiment is better now than it was three weeks ago. Let’s hope it keeps up.
One house note: This blog is still being reformatted and
redesigned. Everyone should be able to post comments now, and the comments will
remain anonymous if you so choose, as before. If you are having any problems
with that or any other thoughts on the new format, either leave a comment or
write me an email. (And that’s note number two: Remember my email has changed.
It’s now rbates – at – jckonline.com.)
And now the news …
Vegas: “Good trading.”
“Lab Blab”: The Rapaport conference on
– Good summary from
– Report on
Michael Hill closes
Chapter 11 deal.
Skepticism about Zale’s
New head of Abn
Amro in New York.
June DTC sight estimated at
Zimbabwe and the KP: The
mess gets messier.
– Monitor recommends resumption of Marange
– NGOs unhappy.
– “Mugawbe’s last laugh.”
DTC warns sightholders about
– Chiadzwa diamonds confiscated
arrested NGO worker.
– Chikane fires back.
New regulations for
Wolfgang Gross dies.
Tiffany introduces iphone
Thief caught in fake gold scam.
Article on “man-gagement
Guardian on buying ethical jewelry.
From the Blog:
Have a great weekend …
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